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Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre

4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
+1 867-767-9347
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Situated in the capital of the Northwest Territories, the Prince of Wales Northern Heritage Centre (PWNHC) produces exhibitions that tell stories about the land, people, and history of the NWT. However, the PWNHC is "more than a museum". In addition to its exhibits, education, collections, and conservation programs, the PWNHC houses the NWT Archives, provides technical, logistic, and financial support to individuals and organizations involved in cultural activities and the arts, and authorizes archaeological studies in the NWT. The Museum also houses a cafe that provides delectable fares from 11:00 am to 2:00 pm on weekdays.
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  • Average7%
  • Poor1%
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“great museum” (16 reviews)
“museum cafe” (14 reviews)
“museum is free” (10 reviews)
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Hours Today: 10:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Suggested Duration: 1-2 hours
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4750 48th Street, Yellowknife, Northwest Territories X1A 2L9, Canada
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+1 867-767-9347
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"great museum"
in 16 reviews
"museum cafe"
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"museum is free"
in 10 reviews
"informative exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"scavenger hunt"
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"excellent exhibits"
in 6 reviews
"natural history"
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"great place to learn"
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"on display"
in 9 reviews
"beautiful building"
in 10 reviews
"northwest territories"
in 14 reviews
"local culture"
in 6 reviews
"northern heritage centre"
in 7 reviews
"first nations"
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"prince of wales"
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"polar bear"
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"few hours"
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Reviewed 1 week ago

I took my dad to the Centre for Father's Day. Great exhibits. A very helpful security officer offered a wheel chair for us to use.

Thank lettsd2017
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Reviewed April 27, 2018

The government worked with the Dene people to gather donation for the museum. Fascinating bits about mining radium, lifestyle of the Dene people. Plenty of animals and birds.

Thank S B
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Reviewed April 2, 2018

Great place to spend on a rainy/cold day. There are about 3-5 display rooms and you can spend hours here. There is so much to see and learn, plan for a few hours here. And it is good for children too. Would return again because...More

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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

Had a very enlightening visit to the Museum. Learned a lot about the history as well as native culture. Great for children of all ages.

Thank Herman L
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Reviewed March 30, 2018 via mobile

A must see to appreciate local culture. Exhibits show both historical aspects and showcase extraordinary First Nations artists. Margaret Nazon, a Tsiigehtchic artist, beads images from the Hubble telescope. Spiral arms of a galaxy spin out from a center of caribou bone. Breathtaking. I wish...More

Thank Daian H
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Reviewed March 26, 2018

The center is very informative about the area from history to animals. They have a very nice bush plane in one room. Another room is dedicated to the animals from rats to polar bears. History of the area including mining is very detailed. Every mineral...More

Thank Michael j
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Reviewed March 25, 2018 via mobile

a great spot to learn more about the history of the north. be sure to do the scavenger hunt to keep the kids engaged. this is a lovely museum, well worth the stop

Thank yvrgirl2
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Reviewed March 20, 2018 via mobile

Really informative and interactive museum which shows you about the people, culture, history as well as arctic life. Extensive collection of exhibits. Good place to understand yellowknife. High quality for free admission exhibition.

Thank Yan T
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Reviewed March 20, 2018

Nice museum with lots of tidbits about Northern Canada's First Nation Peoples as well as Northern Canada in general.

Thank Mr B
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Reviewed March 6, 2018

Great place. Well worth checking out. Unfortunately I didn't get to the Heritage centre until my last day, so my time there was restricted by my flight. But i could have easily spent hours in there.

Thank Shaun W
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